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Original Title: The Animal (Special Edition). Actors: Colleen Haskell - Edward Asner - John C. McGinley - Michael Caton - Rob Schneider. Director: Luke Greenfield. Format: DVD. Format Size: Fullscreen Widescreen. Runtime: 83 Mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG. Genre: Comedy. Release Year: 2001.
You expect cheap gags from a Rob Schneider movie, and The Animal delivers in the best possible way. Schneider plays Marvin Mange, a schlub of a police file clerk who drives off a cliff and is horribly mangled--only to wake up not only whole, but feeling better than he ever has in his life. He suddenly develops strange powers that lead to him being praised as a super cop. Unfortunately, his powers are the result of a scientist's bizarre experiment--and before long, some side effects start to take over his life. It's hard to put a finger on Schneider's appeal, but he's got something. He can get away with tasteless jokes about bestiality and bodily functions because... well... he's sort of helplessly sympathetic, and somehow this actually makes him funny. --Bret Fetzer
This would be the rating of the teens in the house... Easy watching, funny and fun. Nothing to complain about... The classic SNL type stuff that got Rob Schneider started.Published on Jan. 14 2013 by Erika Novak
I saw "Animal 2", which I enjoyed, so I thought I'd give the prequel a look. It was an o.k. film, if you like stories about the generational gap between a father and his son. Read morePublished on April 8 2010 by Thomas Maye
a good example of Schneider's talent. My fave of his movies next to The Hot Chick.Published on July 18 2004 by David Lew Cooper
Yeah, this movie is kind of dumb, but that's what makes is so great. No, it's not going to be a masterpiece of the silver screen. Read morePublished on March 20 2004 by Amazon Customer
If you didn't throughly understand my headline let me reiterate... THIS MOVIE IS AWFUL!
Propbably one of the worst movies I've ever seen! I didn't even laugh once! Read more
its a comedy with a hot gunbarrell pointed to your head begging for a good shot, this is what it was like fot me, good awful and my head hurt. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by Michael Bolts
my fave rob schnieder took a backwards step with this so / so movie. funny but flawed.Published on July 9 2003 by jj
I have enjoyed his other movie, the Deuce Bigalow, but this one, the Animal, was slightly dissapointing to me. Especially one thing, the car accident, was too unrealistic. Read morePublished on March 7 2003 by tomaso68